Pedestrian Struck, In Serious Condition After Accident in Port Charlotte

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. January 17, 2020

Port Charlotte, FL (1/16/2020) – An SUV struck a pedestrian early Thursday morning in Port Charlotte. The crash occurred around 7:40 a.m. on Edgewater Drive.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the SUV struck the pedestrian while heading eastbound on Edgewater Drive towards Cousley Drive. After hitting the pedestrian, the SUV crashed into a Waste Management van.

Emergency services took the pedestrian, 62-year-old Lawrence Corrigan, to Tampa General Hospital. He is currently in serious condition. The SUV driver, 69-year-old Diane Ashworth, was uninjured in the crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the accident.

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Source: Fox 4